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Vortex Radio

Michael Benoit

Congratulations! You’ve found the world’s premier bar and restaurant-themed podcast. "Vortex Radio" will bring you some of the most authentic discussions about the bar business and the hospitality industry that you're likely to find anywhere, and from every angle imaginable. Hosted by Michael Benoit (Co-owner of The Vortex) and Rebecca Taub (General Manager of our Midtown location), podcast guests will include working servers and bartenders, other bar and restaurant owners, chefs, customers, local celebrities and anyone else with a unique perspective on the hospitality industry.

The Vortex Bar & Grill, Atlanta’s legendary burger and booze joint, has always rejected idiocy in an industry that frequently encourages it. So when problem customers slip through the cracks (and don’t follow the rules) -- hilarity often ensues. Join Michael and Rebecca as they tell the tales that no one’s ever heard -- until now! Be prepared to get sucked into Vortex Radio.

Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vortex-radio/id979060419. Items in this collection are restricted.

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Sep 18, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Jon Ludwig is the artistic director at Atlanta's own Center for Puppetry Arts. Located in Midtown, not far from The Vortex, The Center has been a unique cultural treasure since it opened in 1978; a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. Joining Jon and hosting this episode is fellow puppeteer, Lucky Yates. Some interesting characters stop by as well so listen in!
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Sep 12, 2017 Michael Benoit
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This is one peachy episode! We're joined by Yuri Kato, the founder of Fruitland Augusta Vodka. Made from Georgia peaches, her Peach Vodka and Peach Tea Vodka are some of the tastiest spirits we've brought to our lips. Hank, VBC, Matty and Kelsey are also on this one so listen in! 
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Aug 28, 2017 Michael Benoit
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On this special episode of Vortex Radio, Hank Benoit is the host! Joining him is the ever-faithful Vortex Baby Colin and three of Hank's buds from The Love Truncheon. What's a love truncheon? You'll have to listen to find out. I'll give you a hint though, it involves golf and a lot of booze.
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Aug 21, 2017 Michael Benoit
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This week we have the host of the Food Network's Ginormous Food and Stand-Up Comedian, Josh Denny. He's in town filming for the show and was gracious enough to come by and record with us. He has his own podcast as well! Check it out at March of the Pigs.
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Aug 14, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Eric Johnson is one of the Co-Founders and the Brewmaster for Wild Heaven Beer, a seven-year-old brewery located in Avondale Estates, Georgia. He's joined by their Director of Sales/ 5 time Vortex Radio guest Sarah Young. Listen in to learn about their latest offerings and Eric's diverse career. Oh Hank is also on this one and the whiskey was flowin’!
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Aug 7, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Lucky, Michael, Rebecca and VBC dive into some deep conversations on this one folks! You'll hear about Rebecca's exciting past, Lucky Yates' hidden talent for Native American art and his secret desire to be mayor of the town of Cumming, GA. Listen in!
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Jul 31, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Have you seen Adult Swim’s live streams? Every weekday, they are making hilarious content LIVE in their William’s Street studio. Nick Gibbons, the host of the show “As Seen on Adult Swim,” and Sally Skinner, the show’s producer and the host of “Stupid Morning B******t,” join Michael, VBC and THE Lucky Yates. If you like the nonsense in this episode, you can catch “As Seen on Adult Swim” on the adultswim.com stream Wednesdays at 8 PM. Sally’s show is on every morning at 11 AM.
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Jul 24, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Southern Sky Brewing Company is a 100% family owned brewery. They have a small team, consisting of Brewmaster, Jon Near, Head Brewer, Josh Ingle, and Brewery Representative, James Robinson. The brewery also receives help from Jon's family and close friends. Listen in to get more information about them and their beers! 
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Jul 17, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Mark Allen of Lazy Guy Distillery joins us on this episode. The first ever distillery in the city of Kennesaw, he focuses on delicious moonshines and whiskeys with flavors that will surprise even the most experienced whiskey drinker. Give this episode a listen and then go and see him for a tour every Saturday!
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Jul 10, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Have you been to Lips on Buford Highway? Don't know what it is? It's Atlanta's only true LaCage Drag Show Palace Experience! We're joined by their General Manager, Tyler King, and Atlanta's Bitch of the South and Lips' weekend MC, Mr. Charlie Brown. 
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Jul 3, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Kristen Benoit is back on the podcast and she's brought two of her Bone Garden employees, Becca and Tricia, to talk about a very exciting Bone Garden exclusive. You'll have to listen in to find out what it is but I'll give you a hint: Tequila. If you want to read more about this exclusive, you can check out their blog at http://bit.ly/2usdRCS but you should listen to the episode first. 
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Jun 26, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Do you like to walk on Atlanta's ever-popular BeltLine? Do you also enjoy a good IPA? WELL THEN, you better listen to this podcast because we have the three guys in charge of the upcoming New Realm Brewing. With a brewery, restaurant and rooftop beer garden right on the east side trail, these guys are sure to do big things in the ATL. Oh and their Brewmaster is Mitch Steele, the former Brewmaster of Stone Brewing. Yeah, he's on the podcast too. 
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Jun 19, 2017 Michael Benoit
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ASW is a whiskey focused distillery near Midtown Atlanta, right near the SweetWater Brewery. We haven't had many distillers on so tune in for this unique view into a vital part of the bar business. Hey, we even have a few of their whiskeys at The Vortex!
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Jun 12, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Back on the podcast for a second time is Mike DiLonardo. Mike is a long time Vortex Radio fan and founder of Atlanta Beer Festivals. He's been putting on hugely successful events like the Great Atlanta Beer Festival, the Atlanta Brunch Festival and the Atlanta Summer Wine festival. Listen in! 
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Jun 5, 2017 Michael Benoit
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We're joined by local beer blogger, Ale Sharpton. To help with the hosting, we're joined by our friends Hannah and Sarah! Lots of beers are enjoyed, which means the podcast eventually gets ridiculous and loops back to another conversation revolving around Vortex Baby Colin's love life... enjoy! 
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May 26, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Jason Pellett, a trumpet playing extraordinaire turned brewer, is the Co-Founder, President and Brewmaster of the ever-popular Atlanta brewery, Orpheus. With a focus on out of the box sour beers, experimental IPAs and huge barrel aged beers; Orpheus Brewing is committed to creating beers that live up to their motto, “Don’t Look Back." They celebrate their third Anniversary this weekend so listen in as Jason gives us the run down on what owning a brewery for 3 years is like and why you...
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May 22, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Chris Dauria, current owner of Johnny's Hideaway, is our guest this week. As one of the oldest nightspots in Atlanta, the Hideaway has a little something for everyone. Often described as the "Cheers" of Atlanta, it's a go-to spot for the over-40 crowd and a late-night destination for twenty-and thirty-somethings. If you've been there or not, you'll love this behind the scenes look at this classic Atlanta nightlife spot.
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May 15, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Mike Geier is an Atlanta, Georgia based singer and entertainer. He goes way back with The Vortex and works alongside Puddles the Clown from Puddles Pity Party. Don't know what that is? Listen in to find out! 
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May 8, 2017 Michael Benoit
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We're joined by two employees of the infamous Clermont Lounge, Cassie and the legendary Blondie. The go-to club for celebrities, out of towners and locals a-like, the Clermont Lounge is one of the most well known strip clubs in the city and has been around since 1965. Listen in for the inside scoop on this Atlanta icon! 
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May 1, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Lucky Yates and Amber Nash from Dad's Garage Theater and the voices of Dr. Krieger and Pam Poovey on FXX's archer jump on the podcast this week to talk about archer, Vortex Baby Colin's love life and... pimento cheese?
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Apr 17, 2017 Michael Benoit
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On April 20, 1992, Michael, Hank and Suzanne Benoit opened the doors to the original Vortex location for the first time. Now, 25 years later, they reflect on the crazy journey The Vortex has taken them on. This very special episode is hosted by Lucky Yates, a long time Vortex patron and the voice of Dr. Krieger on FX's Archer. Don't miss this one!
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Apr 10, 2017 Michael Benoit
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On this episode, we're joined by a couple of the guys from Arches Brewing. Focusing on the seasonality of beers, their ever-changing offerings never disappoint. Listen in as the gang takes a journey through some of their beers and, consequently, through beer history!
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Apr 3, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Michael Goot of the popular West Midtown bar, Ormsby's, joins us this week! Listen in! 
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Mar 27, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Hollis Gillespie is an award-winning humor writer, novelist, travel columnist, NPR commentator, travel expert for NBC’s Today Show, and previous guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She was also at The Vortex in the beginning sipping on cocktails and jotting down stories at the bar. Listen in to some Vortex history from her, Suzanne and Michael! 
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Mar 20, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Matt Dickason is a man of many hats. One of those hats involves Mechanical Buttholes. What does that mean you ask? Listen to find out!
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Mar 13, 2017 Michael Benoit
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JP McChesney of Dangerous Color and the Mutiny Artwrx collective joins the Vortex Radio gang this week. Based in the fine city of Atlanta, his badass artwork is right up our alley. His crew joins him for this artistic and rock 'n' roll episode of Vortex Radio. Check it out!
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Mar 6, 2017 Michael Benoit
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If you don't know already, we love our dogs at The Vortex. We regularly support the local organization, LifeLine Animal Project, through promotions and adoption events. Here to talk more about the project is their Director of Marketing and Communications, Heather Friedman. If you love dogs, are looking for a dog to adopt or just want to hear more about this great organization, listen in! 
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Feb 27, 2017 Michael Benoit
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You've probably heard of the Atlanta BeltLine but did you know that it was someone's masters thesis at Georgia Tech. Ryan Gravel never thought his project would become a reality, but now, nearly 20 years later, The Atlanta BeltLine is quickly changing the face of Atlanta. Listen in to hear his take on the shape of the city and the BeltLine. 
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Feb 20, 2017 Michael Benoit
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On tonight's Vortex Radio we have Johnny and Brandon, owners of the famous Joystick Game Bar and the new Georgia Beer Garden. These guys are probably the funniest pair of guests we’ve had. On top of that, it's the 100th episode of Vortex Radio! 
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Feb 13, 2017 Michael Benoit
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While tomorrow is Valentine's day, today is Galentines Day! And what better way to celebrate it than to hear a bunch of local Atlanta gals talk about guys? So bust out the waffles and mimosas, it's Galentines Day!
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Feb 6, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Scofflaw Brewing Co. is the brainchild of owner Matt Shirah, who enlisted the help of brewmaster and co-founder Travis Herman. Travis left behind a career in the pharmaceutical development industry to attend brewing school at the University of California and has brewed for some of the country’s best-known craft brewers, including The Lost Abbey and Russian River Brewing Company. Travis is on the podcast this week and is joined by JP Watts who handles sales and marketing for the new brewery. 
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Jan 30, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Simply Seoul is an Atlanta company specializing in delicious, all natural and vegan kimchi, Korean BBQ steam buns and Korean BBQ sauces. They also have a spot in Ponce City Market's food court. We are joined by the owner of Simply Seoul, Hannah Chung. She tells us all about what goes into making kimchi along with a plethora of other interesting stories. 
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Jan 23, 2017 Michael Benoit
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On this special episode of Vortex Radio, we talk about The Giving Kitchen. We are joined by the following guests; Staplehouse co-owner and spokesperson Jen Hidinger, The Giving Kitchen Director of Partnership Naomi Green and Sweetwater's Director of Marketing Steve Farace. The Giving Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping folks from the hospitality industry who have hit a rough patch or experienced catastrophic emergencies. It's a great cause with an extremely touching...
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Jan 16, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Chef Jamie Lynch joins us on this episode of Vortex Radio. He's the executive chef of 5Church, a restaurant with three locations, one of which is in Atlanta. He also appeared as a contestant on the latest season of Top Chef. Listen in to hear about his Midtown restaurant and his time spent on Top Chef! 
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Jan 9, 2017 Michael Benoit
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This week we have Gunshow's executive chef, Joey Ward on the podcast. This unique restaurant is like nothing you have been to before! Listen in to get the scoop on one of Atlanta's hottest spots. 
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Jan 2, 2017 Michael Benoit
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Kelsey Daniels of Monday Night Brewing can't get enough of Vortex Radio! She's back for the third time to talk about Monday Night beer, mixed martial arts, and a very exciting new Monday Night project on the BeltLine. Listen in if you know what's good for you! 
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Dec 26, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Terrapin Beer Company's Co-Owner and Brewmaster, Spike Buckoswki, and Market Representative, Leigh Germy, stop by Vortex Radio to talk terrapin history and all the delicious beer brewed at the Athens brewery. Pour yourself a beer and buckle your seat belt, this is one high gravity podcast. 
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Dec 19, 2016 Michael Benoit
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The cast and crew of the film American Dirtbags joins us on Vortex Radio this week! It's the story of six lovable degenerates traveling through the Atlanta subculture making one horrible choice after another. The consequences of their sins are always hilarious and sometimes tragic. A truly dark comedy that will have you laughing when you shouldn't and questioning the real definition of "bad people." 
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Dec 5, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Vortex regular and hair stylist, Zach, joins us on this very special and very ridiculous episode of Vortex Radio. We talk about the many definitions of scissoring, the dangers of cutting hair and Rebecca even gets her hair cut during the podcast! Amazing? Maybe. Hilarious? Definitely.
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Nov 28, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Sarah Young from Wild Heaven is on the podcast for the third time and this time it's WILD. She dropped some big brewery news and brought in some delicious beers for us to try. Also, Suzanne is back on with even more cocktail and food ideas. Check it out! 
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Nov 18, 2016 Michael Benoit
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We have the cast and crew of the upcoming horror film The Night Watchmen on this episode of Vortex Radio. Be sure to look out for the film at horror movie festivals near you!
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Nov 14, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Bob Hatcher, owner of Atlanta restaurant Eats aka "Best Cheap Eats" according to Creative Loafing, has been serving food on Ponce de Leon Ave since 1993. Famous for the cheap and big plate of jerk chicken, he has developed loyal regulars over the years and some interesting stories.  
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Nov 7, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Alex Brounstein, creator of Atlanta's Grindhouse Killer Burgers took the Atlanta burger scene by storm in 2009. Now he has three locations all around the city and is looking to open a fourth. If you haven't had one of his killer burgers, you're missing out! Listen in to this burger-focused podcast and then run out and grab yourself a killer burger and a shake!
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Oct 31, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Treehorn Cider, based out of Marietta, Georgia, has blown up on the craft beverage scene recently. Besides being gluten free, locally made and environmentally sustainable, their flagship dry cider is just damn delicious. Treehorn's head of finance, Nicole Wheeler, and head of business operations, Jason Marraccini, hop on Vortex Radio to educate you fine people about cider and why Treehorn is some of the best in the game. 
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Oct 21, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Casper Kelly and Dave Willis, the minds behind the show Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, join us on this special early edition of Vortex Radio. The show, which focuses on the disgruntled workers of Hell, airs on Adult Swim and is funnier than, well, hell. If you haven't seen the show before, listen to this podcast and you'll hear why they are headed into their third season. Season 3 premiers Sunday, October 23rd at 11:30 p.m. on Adult Swim. 
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Oct 17, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Colin, Michael and Kristen just go back from an action packed trip to Mexico! Listen in to get the story behind their latest trip. And, of course, Suzanne Benoit, the Food Floozy, is back with some tasty food and drink ideas. 
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Oct 10, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Casey Teague from Atlanta's Independent Distilling Company stopped by the other week and let us try some of the first spirits distilled in Atlanta since prohibition. It's not an easy task opening a distillery especially in the state of Georgia. Whether you're a bourbon connoisseur or just interested in the process of distilling, this is the episode for you! 
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Oct 3, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Atlanta's Sweetwater Brewing Company has been pumping out deliciously dank brews for around 30 years now. Minister of Propaganda, Steve Farace, and Talking Head, Tucker Berta Sarkisian, come on the podcast to give us the low down on one of Atlanta's oldest craft breweries. There's a lot more ridiculousness to this one so you're not going to want to miss out!
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Sep 26, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Shaun Doty has been busy in the city of Atlanta since around 1996. You've probably been to one of his delicious chicken restaurants, Bantam + Biddy, but you might not know all of the other things he's done around the city. Listen in to get the inside scoop on his restaurant past and get a sneak peek on his new Midtown restaurant concept, The Federal, which is scheduled to open soon. 
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Sep 19, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Sam Kim, the Daytime Manager and Corporate Representative of The Cheetah, joins us on Vortex Radio this week! For those that don't know, Thee Cheetah is the premiere gentleman's club in Atlanta and has been open for almost 40 years. When The Vortex opened up, The Cheetah served as a retreat for the owners after long days of serving the Midtown neighborhood incredible burgers and beer. 
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Sep 12, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Mike DiLonardo, Director of Operations of Atlanta Beer Festivals, joins Vortex Radio this week to share his tale of how he got into throwing the best beer parties in this fine city. On top of that, Mike is a big Vortex Radio fan and he turns the podcast table and interviews Michael and the gang! This is an episode you do not want to miss.  
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Sep 5, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Vortex Co-Owner Suzanne Benoit returns with some tasty treats. This time she brings in a bar snack that throws back to the early days of the Vortex and some tasty, and some not so tasty, beer cocktails. Listen in! 
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Aug 29, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Kamal Grant of Atlanta's Sublime Doughnuts joins the crew for this sweet episode of Vortex Radio. They just celebrated 8 years of providing Atlanta with some of the most delicious and unique doughnuts in the country. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and get ready to work up an appetite because this is one tasty podcast. 
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Aug 22, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Eddie Hernandez has been cooking in this city for over 20 years and is now involved in the highly successful restaurant, Taqueria del Sol. With five locations, four in Georgia and one in Nashville, he's providing some of the most unique and delicious tacos to the masses. Listen in to hear more about this culinary creative and some upcoming special Taqueria events.   
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Aug 15, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Ford Fry is an Atlanta based chef and restaurateur who is behind eleven restaurants, ten in Atlanta and one in Houston. He joins Vortex radio to enjoy a margarita and talk about this journey through the Atlanta food scene. If you haven't been to one of his restaurants, you'll definitely want to go after listening to this episode!
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Aug 8, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Jackie and Maria from Atlanta's own Urban Tree Cidery join the Vortex Radio crew this week. They're Atlanta's first craft cidery and are pumping out some delicious and unique takes on the beverage. Listen in to this episode to get the scoop on what it's like to run a cidery and brew this tasty elixir.  
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Aug 1, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Mac Thurston has been keeping Midtown Atlanta's thirst quenched since the early 80's. The founder of Mac's Beer and Wine has also been a loyal patron of The Vortex since the first days back in the early 90's. Listen in to this episode to get a glimpse into the old Midtown Atlanta and the early days of The Vortex. 
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Jul 25, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Have you ever had mead before? Do you know how it's made? Whether you're a mead beginner or expert, this is the episode for you! We've got Justin Schoendorf and Sriki Vourganti from Monks Mead on the podcast this week! The gang tries a wide selection of meads and, because mead has a high alcohol percentage, things get pretty weird! 
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Jul 18, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Eric Von Haessler has been a radio personality in the city of Atlanta for 20 years now. You probably heard him on The Regular Guys show on 96 Rock back in the day. Now he joins the Vortex Radio crew for an hour of ridiculousness. Tune into this special episode to learn more about Eric as well as a brand new original Vortex cocktail! 
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Jul 11, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Vortex co-owner Suzanne Benoit joins us again on Vortex Radio! She's brought some tasty surprises for the gang to try including some high percentage booze and candy shot glasses. Things get pretty ridiculous on this one! 
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Jul 4, 2016 Michael Benoit
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The local guys over at Second Self Beer Company have been pumping out unique beers for a couple years now. With a unique blend of ingredients and a thoughtful use of hop varieties, there's no doubt they are making some of the most interesting beer in the state. Crack open a beer and stuff your ears with this audio junk food! 
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Jun 27, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Did you listen to Z93 back in the day? How about Dave FM? Chances are, if you live in Atlanta, you've heard Mara Davis' voice on the radio. Now, she's eating at all of Atlanta's best restaurants for Atlanta Eats. She joins the Vortex Radio crew on this very special episode to talk about the restaurant scene in the city and all of the craziness that goes along with it.
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Jun 20, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Kristen Benoit, owner of Atlanta's own Bone Garden Cantina, joins the podcast once again but this time, she is here to teach the gang all about Mezcal. Have you always been confused about the difference between Tequila and Mezcal? Well it's about time you learn!
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Jun 13, 2016 Michael Benoit
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The city of Atlanta hasn't seen a distillery since 1906. In 2014, Old Fourth Distillery changed that. Craig Moore, O4D's Head Fermentor, is our special guest on Vortex Radio this week. He talks about the challenges of opening up a distillery in Atlanta, what it's like to work in a 1,300 square foot building and, of course, we try their delicious Vodka and Gin. He even brought us some young whiskey in for us to sample. Listen in!
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Jun 3, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Reformation has been pumping out quality craft beer for a long time now. What started as a home brewing project, quickly turned into a community event, which then evolved into a full-scale brewery. The CEO and Co-Founder, Spencer Nix, as well has one of his Accounts Relationship Managers, Hamilton Bolton, join this episode of Vortex Radio. They brought in all kinds of delicious brews for the crew to try so crack open a beer and listen in!
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May 30, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Reid Ramsay of the popular beer news website, Beer Street Journal, comes on the podcast to drink beer and talk about beer. He's joined by Wild Heaven Craft Beers' very own Apostle of Ales, Sarah Young, who has brought in some delicious beers for the crew to try. Listen in to expand your beer horizons on this beer-centric episode of Vortex Radio. Did we mention we drink a lot of beer on this one? 
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May 23, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Nightclub entrepreneur, Michael Krohngold, has been in the Atlanta bar and club scene for a long time. On this very special episode of Vortex Radio, Michael takes us into the crazy past of Atlanta nightlife. Listen in to hear what Atlanta was like when closing time didn't exist and you could party until the birds started chirping.
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May 16, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Atlanta based artist, R. Land, recently came over to the Vortex Little 5 Points and painted a mural on the side of our bar. Now he's back to hang out with Michael and the Vortex Radio crew. Want to know a little bit about the history of R. Land? Curious about what he thinks of the constantly changing city of Atlanta? Listen in! This is one juicy podcast. 
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May 12, 2016 Michael Benoit
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This week on Vortex Radio, the owner of the famous Porter Beer Bar, Molly Gunn, joins us. A neighbor of the Little 5 Points Vortex, The Porter has been pouring beer and pumping out delicious food for eight years now. Listen in for some insight on what it's like to curate a beer menu that has over 800 unique brews. Spoiler: it ain't easy! 
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May 9, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Remember Kelsey Daniels? She was on the podcast a few months ago and just couldn't get enough! She's a Sales Gal for local guys, Monday Night Brewery, and now she's back to show the gang what new, delicious boozy substances Monday Night has been brewing up in the past months. They try the new and improved Nerd Alert Pseudo Pilsner, Slap Fight West Coast IPA and the delicious Fu Manbrew Gose. Crack open a beer and listen to this one on a Monday night. Because weekends are overrated. .
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Apr 25, 2016 Michael Benoit
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On another craft beer focused episode of Vortex Radio, Rebecca Royster, Brand and Sales Manager for Orpheus Brewing, joins us. With a lineup featuring saisons, sours, hops, and barrels, Orpheus Brewing is offering beers unique to the Southeast and gaining a lot of attention from craft beer lovers all across the country. Listen in as the gang takes a journey through their delicious offerings and learns a little bit about Greek mythology along the way. Crack open a beer, press play and don't look...
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Apr 18, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Snuggled in the city of Avondale Estates, Wild Heaven Craft Brewery pumps out some of the best beer Georgia has to offer. Their Apostle of Ales, Sarah Young, joins Vortex Radio this week to educate and enlighten the crew with some tasty brews. Listen in as the gang tries some delicious and strong beverages while, as usual, talking complete nonsense. 
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Apr 11, 2016 Michael Benoit
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Have you ever noticed the giant motorcycles hanging in The Vortex? Of course you have! But do you know who gave them to us? John Landstrom, owner of Blue Moon Cycle, is an aficionado of all things motorcycles and the person who generously donated the sweet cycles in The Vortex. Listen in to this podcast to get some unique history about them along with stories from the early Vortex days when Michael and Suzanne used to rip through the countryside with John on their bikes.
Vortex Radio
Mar 28, 2016 Michael Benoit
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We have Red Brick Brewing Company's Brewmaster and President, Garett Lockhart, and Sales Manager, Jason Topping, on Vortex Radio this week. We've always been big fans of their beer. We serve their delicious Laughing Skull beer at both of our Vortex locations and have for some time. If you haven't cracked open a skull with one of our juicy burgers, you haven't lived! Pour yourself a cold brew and tune in to this tasty podcast. 
Vortex Radio
Mar 21, 2016 Michael Benoit
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This week, we have Mike Jakob on Vortex Radio! Mike owns the Castleberry Hill bar, Elliot Street Pub, with his brother, Pete. Elliot Street Pub is a tiny bar with an interesting past and present; clashes with the city government, free-form jazz in the basement, and iron pours in the empty lot next door. They are coming up on their tenth year anniversary in April! The City Council is even declaring that date as official annual Elliot Street Pub day.